Obama’s Handshake with NBA Stars Channels ‘Key & Peele’ | Video Goes Viral

Former President Barack Obama’s recent casual greeting with Team USA basketball players, including stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry, before their 2024 Olympics departure has gone viral, drawing comparisons to a famous ‘Key & Peele’ comedy sketch. Watch the viral video that mirrors the show’s satire and prompts nostalgic reactions.


Obama’s Casual Greeting Evokes Comedy Sketch

On Wednesday, former President greeted members of the Team USA men’s basketball team as they prepared to leave for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. His friendly and casual interaction with the group immediately reminded many of a well-known comedy sketch from the popular series ‘Key & Peele,’ where Jordan Peele’s portrayal of Obama hilariously greeted event attendees in unique ways.

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Watch the Viral Video

Check out the video here: Obama’s Handshake with Team USA

X (formerly Twitter) user Ahmed/The Ears posted the video with the caption, “Key and Peele sketch Team USA edition.” The video closely mirrored the ‘Key & Peele’ segment, prompting fans to quickly notice the delightful similarities between fiction and reality. Since its publication, the video has garnered nearly 4 million views and received 73K likes.

Reactions from Fans

Fans were quick to comment on the video:

  • User 1: “This might be the funniest example of life imitating art that I’ve ever seen.”
  • User 2: “Love when Obama does the Key & Peele handshake line skit in real life.”
  • User 3: “Key & Peele’s Obama handshake skit will forever be classic.”
  • User 4: “Obama just did the Key & Peele handshake skit in real life. We need this man back in office.”

About ‘Key & Peele’ Show

‘Key and Peele’ was a popular sketch comedy show starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Known for its sharp humor and satirical sketches, the show tackled various social and cultural topics with wit and creativity. One of their famous sketches involved a humorous portrayal of Barack Obama greeting people with overly elaborate handshakes, showcasing their knack for blending satire with current events in a memorable and comedic way.


Watch the Original Sketch

Relive the classic sketch here: Key & Peele Obama Handshake

This viral moment not only highlights former President’s enduring popularity but also shows the lasting impact of ‘Key & Peele’s’ clever satire. Whether you’re a fan of the former President, basketball, or comedy, this video is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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